|qzbattle071.j2l||Fields of Gold||9.76 kB||04 Apr 2007|
|Heaven.j2t||Heaven||156.10 kB||26 Nov 2001|
|Haunted.it||Jazz Belmont||712.19 kB||25 Jul 1998|
This is my first released battle level. I used the Heaven-tileset. The name, Fields of Gold, is obviously inspired by Sting’s song.
About the level: 3 PU’s (seeker, bouncy and RF), 3 +1 carrots, one tube, one warp, gun 9 to get the bouncy PU, ambient lightning in a huge part of the level.
I just love the map. The strategy, weapons, eyecandy, PU’s, everything. For me this is a complete 10.
Hmm… I think I saw this in a pack once upon a time…
Nice, nice, nice! Fields of Gold [by Quickz] is a nifty little battle level, with good eye candy, better tileset, hardly buggy, and yet with a strange shortcoming. That shortcoming would be “what’s with the out-of-place music?” I know, it almost sorta fits. But not snugly. The haunted track doesn’t really fit with the heaven tileset. I would instead recommend “hgwill.xm” as a music, as it fits a bit better.
The tileset has enormous possibilities, and sure enough, is used to a good extent. The clouds in the background [forgot which layer…:(] give it a lofty, other-world-above-ours feel. The rest of the level used the flamingoes, the statues, the pictures, the whole lot of it is coordinated pretty well.
FoG didn’t have really any shortcuts, like hidden passages or sucker tubes, which I feel increases appeal to most stages. Level sizing was excellent. Buggage wasn’t really there.
So in short, this level is sweet, though not perfect. Give it a dl, and see for yourselfs!
The eyecandy is really nice and original. You have used all kind of tiles for making good eyecandy. I don’t like the yellow colour in layer 8. I didn’t notice any tilebugs which is a good thing (of course)
The gameplay is really nice too. Platforms looks nice and the springs are well placed. The game had a good flow. There are tubes and warps also, but the level is not very strategical after all.
Ammo placement is ok and PU’s are well placed. There are 3 carrots in this level and i think that it’s too much.
Level’s size is normal.
Overall this is really nice battle level with good gameplay and original eyecandy. Not very strategical, but it’s still fun to play.
Download Recommendation: Yes
Eat your lima beans, Johnny.